Hey, I decided to make a thread where people post their findings on the origins of pokemon names. You can use japanese or english names. You can also post legends that you know pokemon are based off of, and find similarities between english and japanese translations.
AWESOME site to use.
The name Pachirisu literally means "bright squirrel"; pacchiri means bright and risu means squirrel.
Lombres were based off of the japanese legend of kappas, or water demons who carry water in their cup-shaped hats.
What can you find?!
This is lots of fun!
EDIT: Just found this. Jigglypuff-"purin"-PUDDING?!